Genetic Counselors Can Weed Out Errors, Ensure Patients Get Needed Tests
March 2, 2016
On a typical day, 10 new tests enter the market and begin competing for attention. That’s a lot to absorb by any standard, but it’s particularly daunting for professionals who are so busy they often cannot perform the most basic step in personalizing treatment: getting a thorough family history from each patient. Fortunately, Larsen Haidle told the audience at the 4th annual meeting of Patient-Centered Oncology Care, genetic counselors can help doctors take full advantage of new discoveries while cutting wasteful expenditures.